Monday, September 1, 2014

Investors' Meet at Mumbai

In the morning, I met CMD Central Bank Mr Rajiv Rishi, CMD General Insurance Corporation MrA.K.Roy, CMD New India Assurance Co. Mr G. Srinivasan and CMD Dena Bank MrAshwani Kumar in Mumbai. In th afternoon, the investors' meet took place at Bandra Kurla Complex. Minister Firhad Hakim  delivered the keynote address. I gave a presentation. We showed a 10 minute audio visual movie. Various fnancial institutions attended: some examples: Arun K Sharma GM ICICI Bank, Anoop Kumar Palit GM SBI, Shamser Sindhu Executive VP Kotak Mahindra Bank, Atul Barve Executive VP HDFC, Manoj Joshi Business Head DCB Bank, GM J&K Bank, GM SIDBI and many others. ILFS our Transaction Advisors were also there along with  media partner Economic Times, Times Now and ET Now.

   There was a fair amount of curiosity and the changed proactive attitude of Government of West Bengal was much appreciated. The development in Rajarhat New Town was also recognised. Many agreed to make a visit to the Financial Hub site soon. Few inquired about availability of rental space in Finance Centre.

   Here is a picture:
Investors' Meet at BKC,Mumbai on 1 Sep 2014
(Photo courtesy Chandana Roy Chowdhury)
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Ei Samay
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Here is a video link: Mumbai meet in TimesNow 


  1. Congrats !!!!!

    This was the type of attendance and warm welcome that a proactive Govt usually gets.
    The more site visit happens in Financial hub...more the development of New Town as an investment destination will be recognized and appreciated.

    We should invite individually each of these corporate honchos , along with their CMDs and CEOS, in New Town and make them go around the place.

    Also we need to make a big bang announcement of this meet in the national level English dailies as well as the vernacular channels.

  2. Great Going, Thumbs up to all.
    Kiosks similar to that in Kolkata airport should also be set up in other cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore etc. Also, it would be better if some continuous propaganda ( like setting up kiosks) could also be done in internationally, like in Singapore, Tokyo, HK, Seoul etc. This will certainly draw a lot of attention from foreign investors.

  3. Without much concrete happening in GIFT Ahmedabad, it is always in news in TOI all over India and being touted as the most futuristic city and where all companies are willing to set up centres.

    This is the PR mechanism of Gujrat Govt which always create positive vibration across the country beside building a great brand image for the state.

    We need to really hype about this Mumbai visit and the warm response in all English and vernacular papers.